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Workers' Compensation News


Insurance Agent Found Not Guilty in Fraud Probe 11/26/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
A county commissioner and insurance agent was found not guilty Friday, six months after he and his wife were indicted on charges of accepting premium payments but never placing workers' compensation and other insurance policies. ...Read More

Construction Co. Officials Charged With Manslaughter, WC Fraud After Wall Collapse 11/26/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 516 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
Owners and managers at a New York construction company have been charged with manslaughter, negligent homicide and workers' compensation insurance fraud some 14 months after a wall collapsed on a welder in Brooklyn. ...Read More
Worker Advocates Critical of Suggestion to Exempt Modifications from IMR 11/25/2019
By: Tonika Reed (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 758 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
Advocates for injured workers said a recommendation by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute to exempt treatment modifications from independent medical review is potentially unnecessary with the falling number of treatment disputes. Such a recommendation would also be unfai...Read More
Worker Can't Proceed with Civil Claim against Employer for Alleged Injuries from Lead Exposure 11/25/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s tort claim against his former employer for his alleged injuries from his industrial exposure to lead. ...Read More
High Court Finds Doctor Can't Sue for Defamation After Fraud Accusations 11/25/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 632 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Insurance groups and fraudbusters are hailing a New York high court ruling as a victory that will encourage people to report doctors who engage in deceptive billing practices. ...Read More
Supreme Court Demands Additional Factual Findings on Firefighter's Entitlement to Benefits 11/25/2019
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that additional findings were necessary to determine whether an injured firefighter was entitled to wage-loss benefits after he was removed from duty. ...Read More
Comp Judge, Dismissed After Complaints from Pond Lehocky, Restored to Job 11/25/2019
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 334 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission restored a workers' compensation judge to her post — with full back pay — after complaints from a prominent claimants' law firm led to her termination a year ago. The Civil Service Commission found that complaints from attorney...Read More
Court Tosses TTD Award for Worker Fired for Insubordiantion 11/25/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned an award of temporary total disability benefits to an injured meter reader for the time after she was terminated for insubordination until she was released to return to full-duty work. ...Read More
State Worker Charged with Fraud 11/25/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 450 min read
A worker for the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services is facing fraud charges for allegedly failing to report that she was working while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, according the Chief State’s Attorney announced. Andrea Acevedo, 34, was charged Thursd...Read More
UPS Ordered to Pay for Worker Fired for Demanding Safety Device 11/25/2019
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 345 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The U.S. Department of Labor determined UPS Ground Freight violated the Surface Transportation Assistant Act by retaliating against a driver in New Hampshire who refused to operate a vehicle that didn’t have an electronic logging device. ...Read More
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